Government

Crime
3:22 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Former Paducah Expo and Convention Center Director Receives Two Year Sentence

McCracken County Sheriff's Department

The two people who embezzled more than $200,000 from the Paducah/McCracken County Convention and Expo Center will serve two year and 18 month respective prison sentences.

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Government
3:24 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Child Support Enforcement Budget Cuts

lexingtonky.gov

Local county attorneys are upset over 12 % cuts to their offices of Child Support Enforcement.

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Rural Fire Service
12:13 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Obion County TN: Hornbeak Chief Wants His Own Subscription Service

Time is running out for rural Obion County, Tennessee residents' fire protection contracts, and at least one community fire chief is trying to ensure residents in his portion of the county will keep the service.

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Government
9:03 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Kentucky Senators Help Block Paycheck Fairness Act

nps.gov

Kentucky’s two Republican senators yesterday helped their party block the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have given women new tools to combat pay discrimination in the workforce. 

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Illinois Government
8:25 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Illinois Lawmakers Try to Tackle Pension Again

wikipedia.org

Illinois officials are trying to figure out how to finish cutting the state’s pension costs. Lawmakers came close to an agreement last month, but it was derailed by personal conflicts, policy disputes and the deadline for ending the spring legislative session. 

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Government
8:50 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Officials Discuss Tax Reform in Kentucky

ket.org

A Lexington state representative with a history of tax reform interest says the current panel studying the issue is quite different in its makeup.  

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Tourism & Heritage
8:44 am
Tue June 5, 2012

New Kentucky Tourism Commissioner

Kentucky’s new Department of Travel and Tourism Commissioner is charged with expanding tourism by while landing new attractions. 

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Illinois Government
8:32 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Quinn Still Considering Tax Break Bill

wikipedia.org

Before they left Springfield last week, Illinois lawmakers sent Governor Pat Quinn a bill that would require the state to publicly reveal details of corporate tax breaks. 

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Illinois Government
8:22 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Quinn says "Don't Hold Your Breath" on Gambling Expansion

wikipedia.org

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says those hoping he’ll approve a major gambling expansion for the state shouldn’t “hold their breath”. 

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Local Government
7:29 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Paducah Riverfront Development Plan Postponed

wikipedia.org

The Paducah planning commission postponed a vote on a riverfront development plan at their meeting last night. 

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